C&D Zodiac

  www.cdzodiac.com
  www.cdzodiac.com

C&D Zodiac Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
78 Reviews
2.5
78 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jude Dozor
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are leaving a few every month to go work for the old owner of C&D, I say good bye (in 6 reviews)

  • A great place if you're a recent grad (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is typically promoted based on who they know, not what they know (in 8 reviews)

  • cliquish, low pay, no advancement, nepotism and plagiarism (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, extremely unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people by far are the glue to this company. From the old C&D Aerospace days, the people are the heart and soul of the entire culture.

    Cons

    Upper management at the VP level. It is a good ol' boys club led by a bunch of people who provide no direction and don't actually lead their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. But this time, clean from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Dysfunctional at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The contemporaries are good, educated people. We work well as a team and sem to get the job done as best as we can.

    Cons

    Production people are low class and work in a sweat shop environment. extremely passive/aggressive and very low moral. The management is almost not aware of the animosity going on in the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out and quit treating people like crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    great training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Gainesville, TX
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Gainesville, TX

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good training, great co workers, decent benefits.

    Cons

    middle management is not conducive to one's career growth. You cant expect much after 10 years of work and grow very little in terms of career. Managemental changes happens every now and then and too many new faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some real management and promote new blood. Show employee value and dont disregard when someone plans to leave the company after years of service. Experience is vital in your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good company to learn quickly. But don't expect deliverables.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get in with a good title.

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized. Lack of strategic view for managers. Contradicting goals driving operations struggles. Worst openeration I have ever seen. Deep coulture of the "old ways".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    they pay me

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time

    Pros

    you will be leading yourself in no time.

    Cons

    little training and experience above you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stockroom Clerk Expeditor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stockroom in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Stockroom in Santa Maria, CA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Hours. Great People

    Cons

    Leadership. Pay. Disorganized. Not looking after their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice job, very interesting hands-on projects
    Small environment so you get to interact with various engineering teams

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay, no relocation coverage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun but the ship is sinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Varied workload, co workers are great

    Cons

    Zero employee morale. Zero employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Work hours are looong...10+ hours a day...Team is not really a team.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in La Palma, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in La Palma, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Limited benefits, overtime, new experiences

    Cons

    long hours, mostly standing, culture team, everyone mainly works super ultra slow and pretends to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intense, unrelenting pressure results in long hours, cut corners, and inadequate design quality.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    "Hero" employees with sense of ownership can accomplish incredible amounts of work. Can do attitude exists. Organization is expert at fire fighting and extremely agile.

    Cons

    Reliance on personality over process. Lacking subject matter experts to mentor and train junior staff. Management places schedule over product design quality. Designs regularly released with virtually no actual review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the long term it is better to lead with a carrot than with a stick. Repeating the same behavior produces the same results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

Work at C&D Zodiac? Share Your Experiences

C&D Zodiac

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.